Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari

Assistant Professor

usman.askari@ucp.edu.pk
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Dr. Muhammad Usman Askari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Uuniversity of Central Punjab. Prior to it, he served, for almost a decade, at different teaching and administrative positions at University of Management and Technology, Lahore. Before joining academia, he served for several years in leading national newspapers including Daily Jang and Daily Express. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from University of the Punjab, Lahore. He is the gold medallist in Masters in International Relations and distinction holder in MPhil Political Science. He holds Masters in English Literature as well. He has won the Best Teachers’ Award from UMT in 2020.

Teaching Areas:

Dr. Askari has taught courses (graduate and postgraduate levels) on a wide range of topics including International Relations Theories, Foreign Policy Analysis, Cyber-Security, Intelligence and National Security, Strategic Studies, Maritimes Affairs, Ancient and Modern Political Thoughts, Constitutional Law and other areas of Political Science and International Relations.

Research Interests:

Dr. Askari’s research has been based on the theoretical viewpoints of big Powers Rivalry with more focus on Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea, Geo-political ddynamics in Indian Ocean, Blue Economy, Maritime’s affaires, New Great Game, Naval Doctrines, Hybrid warfare, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

His research often addresses questions related to security issues of South Asia, East Asia and Indo-Pacific regions. He is currently writing a book on the South China Sea Dispute. He supervises thesis in the security and strategic domains of International Security and welcomes only serious students as supervisees.

PhD International Relations University of the Punjab, Lahore 2020
M.Phil Political Science University of the Punjab, Lahore 2013
MastersInternational Relations University of the Punjab, Lahore 2010
Assistant Professor University of Central Punjab2021-Onwards
Assistant Professor University of Management and Technology, Lahore 2020-2021
Lecturer University of Management and Technology, Lahore 2012-2019
1Paper on Revisiting the Determinants and Challenges of China Pakistan Economic Corridor through the Lens of Public Opinion published in Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences.
2Paper on the Dilemma of Democracy: Reasons for the Failure of Democracy in Pakistan published in Annals of Human and Social Sciences.
3Paper on “Blue Economy of Pakistan: Challenges and Prospects published in Journal of the Punjab University Historical Society
4Paper on “The US Asia Pacific Policy and Regional Response” published in Journal of Pakistan Vision
5Paper on “Sino-US Rivalry in the South China Sea: A Hegemonic Stability Theory Perspective” published in Journal of Politics and International Studies
6Paper on Strategic Maritime Environment in the Indian Ocean: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan published in Journal of Politics and International Studies
7Paper on “ Foucauldian Panopticon: A Model for the US Cyber Surveillance published in the Journal of Political Studies
8Paper on Significance of Soft Power for Pursuing Foreign Policy Objectives published in the Journal of Indian Studies
9Paper on China’s Growing Assertiveness in the South China Sea: A Realist Perspective published in journal of Research Society of Pakistan
10Paper on Indian Fourth Generation Warfare and Pakistan’s Response is published in Journal of Political Studies
11Paper on North Korean Nuclear Deterrence: A shift from Assured Retaliation to Assured Destruction published in journal Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review
12Paper on Role of Popular Will in the emergence of the Democratic Norms and Socioeconomic Performance as Major Sources of State Legitimacy published in Journal of Development and Social Sciences.
13Paper on War and Regime Survival: A case Study of the Afghan War of 1980s published in Pakistan Journal of Social Research
14Paper on Islamophobia and Rise of Populism in France: A post-Colonial Analysis in Journal “Epistemology”.
15Paper on The Assessment of environment sustainability: the Role of Research and development in ASEAN countries published in Journal of Integrated Environment Assessment and Management
16Paper on Militarization and Violence against Women in Indian Held Kashmir: An Analysis of International Human Rights Discourse published in Journal of Pakistan Social Science Review
17Paper on New Great Game under the Guise of War Against Terrorism published in Journal of the Punjab University Historical Society
18Paper on Use of Rape as Weapon against Women by Indian Forces in Occupied Kashmir : A Securitization Perspective published in Journal of Politics and International Studies.
19Paper on Symbolic Representation of Women on Literary Landscape: Textual Analysis of the play 'Black is My Robe' is published in Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
20Paper on “China’s Territorial Disputes with Japan on Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea published in the Journal of Politics and International Studies
21Paper on Indian Hybrid War against Pakistan: A Strategic Theory Perspective published in Journal of Indian Studies
22Paper on "China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Regional Integration and Challenges" published in Khaldunia: Journal of Social Sciences
23Paper on “China’s Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea: A Prologue from Past to Present” published in Research Society of Pakistan
24Paper on Vietnam and Philippines’ Hedging against China in the South China Sea: Economic and Security Perspectives published in Pakistan Journal of Social Research

Askari.Usman(2012). Pak-India Water Politics: A Prologue to Past in Khalid.Iram (Ed.)Pakistan Foreign Policy.Lahore.Kitab Vadee

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